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TESLA MODEL Y LAUNCH.

Just by way of a reminder.

13th March 20:00hrs Pacific Time.........The excitement builds. 😀👍

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Thank the Lord you reminded us, it must have slipped my mind.

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Quote: Originally posted by blueexpo97 on 13/3/2019
Thank the Lord you reminded us, it must have slipped my mind.



I did think it may have! 😀👍

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Quote: Originally posted by blueexpo97 on 13/3/2019
Thank the Lord you reminded us, it must have slipped my mind.



I have not been this excited since I received the appointment to have my piles lanced! 😳😳

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Ooooooh Matron.

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Well the Tesla Model Y reveal went ahead as planned, but I am still none the wiser if it is to be type approved for towing.

So I can still only assume, with it being a smaller version of the Model X, it will get towing type approval.

Starting price will be $39,000 and the car probably won’t be in Europe until 2021.

That’s fine for me as I will probably still be driving a company car till 2026.

If all goes according to plan, the Model Y, will be the first car that I have owned myself since 1985.

My plan is to buy outright a Model Y that will have come of a 2 year lease, wishful thinking but who knows.

Here’s to the future I say!

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Is that the plan which involves buying that all elusive caravan?

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Got a few more years Tent camping left in me yet blueexpo97, that £699 that the Cabanon cost me from new back in 2008, has made for some uber cheap foreign holidays this last ten years or more.

Current company car policy negates me from towing anything for now, so it’s just as well that I still have the tent.

Had I owned a caravan, I would have been well stuffed, so all caravan plans are on the back burner for now.

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You only have to look at Geneva Motorshow coverage to realise that by 2023 the world of EVs will be radically different.

By 2026 almost every new car will have an element of EV tech.

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Yep daveyjp, we are an the cusp of a major automotive revolution, most car drivers do not have a need to tow, or go off road etc, they just need what is basically a run a bout, to get them to work and back, so range is not an issue for those that only put £20 in the tank each week, a BEV with a range of 200 miles would be more than adequate.

And of course 200 miles in a BEV works out at around £4!

VW have announced that they are to release an £18,000 BEV within the next two years, that will suit the majority of folk.

Unlike fossil cars, BEV's are cheaper to make in terms of labour costs, it's just that the component parts cost more, and that cost can be reduced with volume.

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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 16/3/2019
Yep daveyjp, we are an the cusp of a major automotive revolution, most car drivers do not have a need to tow, or go off road etc, they just need what is basically a run a bout, to get them to work and back,



Let us just hope that most car owners are able to charge their vehicle at home, I can, in fact I could charge 4 cars at home, and within 4 years I will probably have a vehicle with EV technology to charge at home. So I am all right Jack.........But what about the huge percentage that can’t.

Will never get rid of my pick up truck though, there is no realisticly priced BEV car on the horizon that can do what that can do.

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I think that there will need to be a lot of major changes before BEVs become mainstream. One possibility is that cars could cease to be personal possessions and become something that is hired when needed. This system is already starting in some cities. Cars are in strategically placed "ranks", and to use one you have to join a club. When you need one you just take one from the rank and are charged for its use, so this lends itself readily to the BEV system. The cars would simply be charged on the ranks.

Currently, most cars are only actually in use 5% of the time, and the rest of the time they are parked up somewhere. Adopting the "club-car" system would solve many problems, particularly parking, as a lot fewer cars would be needed at any one time. I realise the club-car system wouldn't suit everyone, particularly those who live in very rural locations, but those people would be the ones most likely to be able to charge a BEV at home. In towns and cities club-cars could work, and it may be the way forward. I really can't see simply swapping fossil-fuel cars for BEVs being viable, as there are far too many snags.


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Yep Colin, Tesla are doing OK, considering that they only built there first car 11 years ago, and so far have made and sold another million cars.
The Model Y is set to be Tesla's best selling car ever.

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Well the news is out, the Tesla Model 3 is rated to 910kg towing capacity, for Europe models.

Just seen the details on the Bjorn Nyland YouTube post.

This is good news for folk with camping trailers, and as predicted not so good news for folk with caravans.

I am guessing the 910kg is for a braked trailer, so need to find out what applies for none braked trailer, lets hope it’s 750kg.

Factory fit cost for the tow hitch is €1000, again not sure if you can have a third party tow-bar fitted.


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Absolutely brilliant.

Is that the same as non braked?

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Thanks blueexpo97, and yes I have it now confirmed that 750kg is the non braked spec, so happy days on that.

On the downside, at the moment the tow hitch for the Model 3 is only available as a factory fit option also confirmed as £970 for UK models.

A third party solution for a retro fit tow hitch is bound to come out, but not straight away I guess.


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